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Lady Badger tennis sweeps field in KHS tourney

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Posted: Saturday, February 15, 2014 4:30 am

Lampasas traveled to the Killeen tournament Friday, and the Lady Badgers swept the field, which included Harker Heights, Ellison, Shoemaker, Copperas Cove and Georgetown.

Carolyn Laborde upset teammate Michaela Ellison in the girls singles first-place match, while Tara Pergande and Sami McKenzie defeated Laura Bynum and Leigh Adamski in an all-Lampasas girls doubles final.

“Both doubles teams had to defeat some good teams and had tough matches to get to the finals against each other,” Lampasas head coach Kenneth Peiser said. “Both teams also had a 13-11 win in the third set to make it to the finals.”

For the Badgers, the tandem of Lance Cofield and Marcus Morua won their first tournament together, while Brian Collier won his first singles tournament title.

“They played the best tennis of their high school careers,” Peiser said.

“Not because they won, but because they kept it together mentally for three tough matches. They did not over hit and just played smart tennis.”

Tyler Connell lost in the first round, but rebounded to win his next two matches and earn the consolation championship.

In boys doubles, Shrader Davis and J.D. Bynum were defeated in the consolation finals, while Tristan Myrick and Veronica Werve fell in the second round, as did Shane Moore and Rhiannon Wright.

“Overall, it was a good day,” Peiser said. “They played hard, were mentally and physically drained and I’m proud of their accomplishments on the day.”

Lampasas returns to the court Friday, competing at the Copperas Cove

tournament.

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